How to Reduce Pharma Drug Waste in Flori...

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, properly managing pharmaceutical waste products produced by different types of medical facilities can pose a real challenge. Not only do medical facilities need to comply with all required hazardous and solid waste regulations, but they must also ensure compliance with regulations from the Department of Health and the Board of Pharmacy, the Department of Transportation ( with particular attention to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration). This particular waste stream also needs to...

How to Adhere to Pharmaceutical Waste Re...

Pharmaceutical Waste Compliance When considering how to properly manage pharmaceutical waste products, there are a few important areas of note. As of 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency has continued the process of outlining and proposing a new set of standards addressing how to handle both the management and disposal of pharmaceutical waste from healthcare facilities. This is meant to enhance the efforts proposed in 2008 when inclusion  of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in the Universal Waste Program was proposed. Instead of finalizing that initial proposal, the...

How to Spot a Counterfeit Prescription D...

Changes in Regulation Since 2013, The FDA has concentrated its efforts on tightening the regulations surrounding prescription drug supply chain management and compliance through such efforts as the DSCSA. The FDA has also launched initiatives meant to reduce the number of counterfeit prescription drug products through programs aimed at healthcare professionals and patients with campaigns like, “Know Your Source”.   What is the FDA Doing? Admittedly, complying with the new requirements for various drug entities based on the guidelines set forth in the Drug Quality and...